What is Clinical Decision Support Rule or CDS?CDS is a clinical guideline tool to provide clinicians with evidence-based recommendations or alerts at the point of care. CDS rules aim to improve patient outcomes, enhance patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs and medical errors by providing healthcare providers with timely and relevant information, including medication prescribing, diagnostic testing, disease management, preventive care, and treatment planning.
Create a rule
Within Medication Management, click Manage Favorites.
Here you will see six pre-set CDS rules under Manage CDS Rules. Select or deselect as needed.
Click Add New.
Set the rules and click Save to Database.
Using CDS rules
If a patient meets the criteria, a lightbulb icon displays in the patient dashboard under the patient flags and demographics.